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Richmond, Virginia

Climb Manchester Wall

Originally added by Daniel Brittain

If you are a climber and are looking for a simple hike in to the spot and a fun day of climbing, then this spot is the place to climb. This wall has a variety of routes ranging from 5.5-5.12. It is easy to get to and can easily be set as top rope.

To get here, set your GPS to the address pinned below and park on the side curb in the Suntrust Bank lot. From here, walk opposite your car and follow the trail over the high walk and railroad tracks. This will bring you to a concrete railing, to the left is a wooden stair case and to the right is the sketchy old steps that lead to the base of the wall which is a section of the old Manchester bridge. Once you have made it to the wall, you can lead the routes up and then set a top rope for everyone. We had a lot of fun working our way from left to right as the routes got harder. If you are a photographer, there are plenty of vantage points to shoot from above and the side without being attached to the wall. Overall, this wall is a great place to hang out with fellow climbers and have an adventure.

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Richmond Climb-a-thon @ Manchester!

My climbing buddy and I got the chance to climb at Manchester Wall in November during the Annual Richmond Climb-a-thon through VCU's Outdoor Adventure Program. We were 4 of the teenagers there and it was a ton of fun! This was our first of four stops on a 12 hour climbing set, and even though it was freezing cold it was really good climbing. They have two main climbing areas, the main wall with quite a few options for top rope and lead climbing, and a secondary stand alone pillar with top roping. We only climbed on the main wall and it was great I would highly recommend it! You definitely need to know what you're doing in terms of equipment , or else find a group to go with who does. They have routes/walls from 5.7 to 5.10 or .11, I did 5.7 and a 5.9 and it was challenging given the temperatures but the hold were great and challenging. Overall great! Definitely consider it :)

almost 3 years ago



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